Anyway, back to the features of the mouse. It doesn’t come with a ton of macro buttons, which I’m glad for. I personally hate having way too many programmable buttons all over the mouse as most of them just feel out of place. It has 2 side buttons located at the left side of it but if you’re a left hander and you acquire the left-handed edition, the 2 side buttons are placed on the right side instead. If you’re hoping to get a good left handed mouse, you could settle for an ambidextrous one. A specially made edition purely for left-handers are much more difficult to find. The only one that’s worth mentioning would the DeathAdder left-handed edition.
But, who I am to judge? If it’s selling well, Razer has no reason to stop the production of that particular range of mice. I’m off to try out Mass Effect 3 right now and based on its reviews, I have really high hopes for this game.
The Roccat Kone XTD is one of the lightest and accurate mouse that I’ve tested over the years as a professional gamer. When I mean professional though, I mean I play at competitive levels in World of Warcraft and Dota 2 among the top guilds and teams. I do not however compete for money, nor do I have a sponsorship. Nonetheless, I still find that having a gaming mouse can significantly boost my performance, especially in first person shooters.
A quick reversion from my Roccat Kone to my older A4Tech mouse that could only support a 1800 DPI was nightmarish, to say the least. Twitch targeting no longer worked because the sensitivity and accuracy simply weren’t there. Plus, the grip of the mouse simply felt wrong despite both of these mice having matte textures. I went on to adjust the scrolling buttons on the mouse but my older one didn’t have a scrolling function that could be clicked downwards or even to the left or right as additional key bindings.
With that said, nothing came close to beating the Logitech wireless gaming mouse which I think is the best (a detailed review of which can be found in this guide). One of the largest changes made to this newer model compared to the older 2012 version was the fact that it came with a really matte texture instead of the usual glossy material. With a 6400 DPI, the DeathAdder is extremely accurate and suitable for FPS like Counterstrike, where the smallest sensitivity will matter. The rubbery grip along both sides of the Razer gaming mouse also allows its user to be accustomed to a more comfortable and reliable grip.
Unfortunately though, the DeathAdder 2013 does not come with a left-handed edition unlike its previous model. The illumination on this mouse is greenish though, and it somehow reminds me of the Justice Lantern hero, whatever his name is.
Last but not least, your options are virtually limitless if you’re not restricting yourself to a particular gaming brand because there’s just so many choices in terms of the brand, build, type and model of the gaming mouse. Good luck!